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Many thanks to Izzy and Daniel at Screenology for the trailer

WELCOME

One year. Ten conversations.

You set the agenda. 

 

The Bristol Urban Forum is a one-year listening project with the aim of recording how Bristolians want to see the city change over time. 

 

The project will explore ten themes relating to Bristol and the challenges our community faces. Each topic will be the focus of an interactive event at Sparks, Broadmead. Everyone is welcome.

 

At the end of the year, a summary of each conversation will be published online and made available to local authorities as a ‘Place Manifesto’. It is our hope this document will guide decision-makers and give everyday people a seat at the table.

GET INVOLVED

Whether this is your first time contributing to a placemaking project or you have professional experience in this area, we want to hear from you.

 

For our activity to be equitable and representative of Bristol’s vibrant society, we are keen to hear from those individuals and communities who have historically been neglected from the conversation. This includes but is not limited to ethnic minorities, women and girls, neurodiverse people and those living with a disability, and LGBTQIA+ folks.

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Join the conversation

 

1) Come along to an event at Sparks, Broadmead

2) Contribute to the conversation via our web-form 

 

3) Follow our social media and send us a message

be a volunteer

We are currently looking for the following support:

  • Sponsorship

  • Event organisers

  • Audio/visual and photographers

  • Copywriters

  • Sound recorders

  • Researchers 

  • Fundraisers

  • Graphic designers

  • Web designers and developers

 

If you would like to volunteer your time to the forum please email ben@bristolurbanforum.org.

Get involved
  • Sat, 24 Feb
    Broadmead
    24 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Broadmead, 78 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DS, UK
    24 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Broadmead, 78 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DS, UK
    Who misses out on opportunity in Bristol and why? How are the city's various systems, from food to transport to housing interconnecting to exacerbate inequality in the city? As one of the most unequal cities in the UK, what is Bristol doing to close the inequality gap?
  • Sat, 23 Mar
    Sparks Broadmead
    23 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Sparks Broadmead, 70 Broadmead, Bristol BS1, UK
    23 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Sparks Broadmead, 70 Broadmead, Bristol BS1, UK
    What is Bristol''s reputation? What do people from outside the city think about it and are they accurate? Does the city's brand attract certain types of visitors or settlers and are there concerns or benefits to this? Does there need to be a change in the message Bristol sends to the outside world?
  • Sat, 20 Apr
    Sparks Broadmead
    20 Apr 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Sparks Broadmead, 70 Broadmead, Bristol BS1, UK
    20 Apr 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Sparks Broadmead, 70 Broadmead, Bristol BS1, UK
    The Bristol Urban Forum has been inspired by other experiments in participatory democracy in Bristol and elsewhere. But is it time for Bristol to lead the way with a permanent layer of citizen-led decision-making, to support the city council's processes?

OUR TEAM

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